So Queens Park Rangers have gone down the road of allowing their caretaker boss to remain in charge until the end of the season, following in the path of Newcastle United, but the question on everyone’s lips is will it be enough to keep them from relegation?
On the surface, you would be forgiven for thinking that things could not really get any worse under Harry Redknapp – the club literally could not win away from home for love nor a whole heap of money – and under Ramsey they managed their first away win of the season. Ok, it was at Sunderland, who are as bad at home as QPR are away – but it is a starting point to build from.
The club are desperate to stay in the Premier League and naturally were looking for the right man to make that happen. Tim Sherwood was a hot favourite – but his record is not the best and dealing with sensitive egos was not something he proved to be adept at doing. Ramsey however already knows the QPR players and is obviously a popular member of the staff there – and will steady steady the ship until the end of the season if nothing else.
Steadying the ship and keeping the ship afloat in the top flight are two different things but the man himself is confident he can do it, and has made no secret of the fact that he was desperate to land the job, speaking at the start of the week and admitting: ‘If you got offered the chance to coach a Premier League team you would jump at the chance.’
That much is obvious – but come the end of the season, Ramsey will be judged on his performance and if he does a good job, could well see his appointment become a permanent one.
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